Patent Number: 6,311,130

Title: Computer implemented empirical mode decomposition method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for two-dimensional signals

Abstract: A computer implemented method of processing two-dimensional physical signals includes five basic components and the associated presentation techniques of the results. The first component decomposes the two-dimensional signal into one-dimensional profiles. The second component is a computer implemented Empirical Mode Decomposition that extracts a collection of Intrinsic Mode Functions (IMF's) from each profile based on local extrema and/or curvature extrema. The decomposition is based on the direct extraction of the energy associated with various intrinsic time scales in the profiles. In the third component, the IMF's of each profile are then subjected to a Hilbert Transform. The fourth component collates the Hilbert transformed IMF's of the profiles to form a two-dimensional Hilbert Spectrum. A fifth component manipulates the IMF's by, for example, filtering the two-dimensional signal by reconstructing the two-dimensional signal from selected IMF(s).

Inventors: Huang; Norden E. (Bethesda, MD)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

International Classification: G06F 17/14 (20060101); G06F 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018